As part of our ongoing efforts to usher in better welfare outcomes for animalsin the community across regional New South Wales, Animal Welfare League NSWhas pledged its support to the Dubbo Regional Council (DRC).
The partnership was announced this week in Dubbo, and will help deliveressential vaccinations, microchipping and desexing services for animalsabandoned or surrendered to the Dubbo City Animal Shelter.
According to statistics provided by DRC, there has been a significant increasein the number of animals being surrendered to the local pound. Reports alsoindicate that despite best efforts, a significant number of pets from Dubboand its surrounding areas go without timely vaccinations and desexing. Workingclosely with the local animal shelter, AWL NSW is hoping to help address suchconcerns from within the community and assist the council in rehoming pets.
Talking about this initiative, AWL NSW CEO Mark Slater says, “Vaccinations,microchipping and desexing are essential in maintaining the welfare status ofanimals within the community. We were presented with an opportunity to supportthe Dubbo council, and in this manner ensure a greater welfare outcome forcompanion animals, and those who need our help.”
He adds, “AWL NSW Inspector Naethuys from Dubbo Central West region wasalerted by members of the Dubbo Animal Shelter to areas where AWL NSW couldprovide support. We are committed to providing our support and services tothose doing it tough across regional New South Wales. We hope this willdrastically reduce the numbers of animals being abandoned. We are dedicated inbuilding care and compassion within the community and looking after those whoneed a helping hand.”
From May onward, the Mobile Vet Truck (MVT) – AWL NSW’s purpose-built B-DoubleTrailer – along with a team of veterinary doctors, nurses and staff members –are scheduled to be in Dubbo once a month, for the next 12 months, and willwork closely with staff at the Dubbo City Animal Shelter.
Currently, AWL NSW has 19 volunteer-led branches across New South Wales, witha new branch at Dubbo set to open soon.
For more information, please call 0492924680, or visit awlnsw.com.au/mobile-vet/
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